Ivanovic crashes out of Wimbledon

2016-06-27 16:43
Ana Ivanovic (AFP)

London - Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic was knocked out of Wimbledon in the first round Monday, losing 6-2, 7-5 to Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova, the world 223.

Ivanovic, the 2008 Roland Garros champion and a semi-finalist at the All England Club in 2007, suffered just her second opening round loss at Wimbledon in 12 visits.

Alexandrova is making her Grand Slam debut and had won just one match on the main tour in her entire career before Monday's shock win over the 23rd seed.

The 21-year-old, whose career prize money of just under $60,000 paled in comparison to Ivanovic's $15 million, goes on to face Germany's Anna-Lena Friedsam for a place in the last 32.


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